The Passage is based on the best-selling novel by Justin Cronin, which centers on a scientific experiment gone horribly awry that unleashes a new breed of vampires on society. These are no ordinary vampires either, since they also have the ability to read minds.
John Logan wrote the original adaptation before Matt Reeves came on board. 20th Century Fox acquired the rights to The Passage back in 2007, two years before the novel was published in 2009. The Passage is the first novel in a planned trilogy by Justin Cronin.